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Reading and writing fill in the blanks practice exercise. Below is text with blanks. Choose the correct word for each blank to complete the text.

For most of us, owing thousands of dollars in student loans, all while juggling (1)………………. credit card debt, probably sounds like a nightmare. But for people in their early to mid-20s, all that debt actually seems to boost their (2) ………………. possibly because they consider that debt an (3) ………………….. in their future. So says a study in the journal Social Science Research.  Researchers (4) ……………………. ongoing national survey data on 3,000 young Americans. The questions covered student loans and credit card debt, as well as some designed to (5) ………………….. the respondents’ self-esteem and sense of control over their lives. After accounting for the fact that more confident teens might be willing to take out more loans in college, the researchers found that the more debt respondents had, the more empowered they felt. Especially young adults from low-income families, who might have been afforded (6) ………………………… beyond their means. But the honeymoon appears to end around age 28—right around the time when college grads have been working a few years and they realize their salary (7) ……………………. may have been just a tad too high.

(1) enchanting, crushing, ranking, cunning
(2) oncogene, shine, self-esteem, redeem,
(3) investment, kidnapped, dissembled, stepparent
(4) redefined, symbolized, disqualified, analyzed
(5) secure, precured, measure, trial
(6) breweries, opportunities, subcommunities, entries
(7) expectations, raisins, manipulations, abbreviations

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